Effect of perceptual-motor practices on motor and mathematical skills in autism, a single-subject design

ahmady, ahmad (2010) Effect of perceptual-motor practices on motor and mathematical skills in autism, a single-subject design. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (46). pp. 41-534.

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Abstract

As motor activities improve perceptual system, it is presumed to play an important role in advancement of educational and social skills. Autistic children are often suffering from some learning problems. The present study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of perceptual-motor practices on motor and mathematical skills of an autistic child. Â Case Presentation: An 8 year old autistic boy without any physical problem participated in thissingle-subject design study in Tehran in 2009. Lincon-Oseretsky and Key Math tests were used to measure motor and mathematical skills respectively. At first, baseline information was gathered in 6 sessions. Then 20 sessions of perceptual-motor practices were administered, based on 7 main axes, including body awareness, motor planning, bilateral motor integration, balance skills, fine motor coordination, functional vision skills, and oral-motor skills. Data were analyzed through Percentage of Non-overlapping Data (PND) method. Effect sizes of perceptual-motor practices on motor and mathematics skills were 0.95 and 0.1. Â Conclusions: Appropriate perceptual-motor practices improve motor skills in this autistic child, without significant affects on mathematical skills. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 19:10
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 19:10
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5847

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